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joining the military

Discussion in 'Military' started by 619ivanru, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    Another +1 for Coast Guard. I've never met a coastie that regretted joining.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Usually people that regret joining any branch are weak hearted pussies that didn't think through what they were doing, and though because someone else could do it they could do it. A couple hundred thousand people are going to realize that they can't make it in the Army because the Army is going back to the way things used to be....with some modernized change.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    I'm simply a lurker here...but I have to ask, are you even a Marine, or even in the Military? If not, you should ditch the avatar.

    FWIW, I have a few relatives in/retired from the Marines, worked with several Marines when I was AD & deal with them @ my current job. I've been told quite a few times that Marines are taught some history - like Munro, Vietnam....and ODS.

    I really don't care what you opinion is...but you sure don't sound like you're in the Marines.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    YES IT DOES... AVOID THIS RATE AT ALL COSTS! I got dropped from nuke MM and got screwed into this rate. hate it.

    And make sure you make sure everything is squared away BEFORE going to boot camp. Contract, eligibility, etc. Cuz if you become ineligible for the job u pick, they put u where they need you. Which is almost never where you want to go.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Coastie guy tries so hard to fit in.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    If you have any chance at a job choice, pick something that you can use when you get out.........

    Went to many high school career fairs when I was on active duty......one kid told me he was joining the Marines. I asked him what he was going to do in the Marines.....told me he was going to be a machine gunner. I handed him the local phone book and told him to find "machine gunner" in the yellow pages........
     
  7. Oct 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Nothing to do with fitting in-Our mission subset is different and we don't want to fit in. Getting facts right tho-that matters.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Its okay mark, he's just a boat guy :D
     
  9. Oct 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Brian the Navy's birth date is Friday Oct 13, 1775...
    http://www.history.navy.mil/birthday.htm


    USCG birth date is August 4, 1790...
    http://www.uscg.mil/history/

    Sorry bro but we came first! We also had aircraft before any other service... We even used dirigibles in the civil war to spot advancing enemy ships. Giving the US Navy the title of first service to use aircraft long before anyone else!
     
  10. Oct 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    I get lost with this. Because that is all I hear that were the oldest "continuous" seagoing service. But as you looked up your date is earlier. So now I need to look up that crap.




    AHHH I found it

    The United States would be without a navy for nearly a decade—a state of affairs that exposed its merchant ships to a series of attacks by Barbary pirates. The sole armed maritime presence between 1790 and the launching of the U.S. Navy's first warships in 1797 was the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS), the primary predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard. Although USRCS Cutters conducted operations against these pirates, the depredations far outstripped the abilities of the USRCS and Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates on 27 March 1794;[12] three years later the first three were welcomed into service: the USS United States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution.

    O and Im just learning here not meant to start anything.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    You forgot Rule number 6 for army rangers...
     
  12. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Join your local 4H instead.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    I never realized how many Coasties we have on here
     
  14. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    No Marine I know would ever doubt the Coast Guard as a service.

    And considering that your personal opinion has no value compared to public law. I'd saw took off

    Title 14 United States Code. Part 1 Chapter 1.
    The Coast Guard as established January 28, 1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times. The Coast Guard shall be a service in the Department of Homeland Security, except when operating as a service in the Navy.

    Again, I say pound sand.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    same shit as everyone else

    :ohsnap:


    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say join the CG

    I'm serious. Don't get me wrong, I love the Army :)

    I have deployed with the Navy to Guam/Phill/Vietnam/Singapore/Cambodia/Aussieland. I've trained with alot of the "chairmen" ;) Been to Great Lakes, Camp Pendleton/Naval Base San Diego, Cape May, Sector Detroit, Sector Grand Haven, etc. I've seen alot of all the branches.

    oh and my best friend's a GM3 in the CG, and I know quite a few others, one being here on TW

    You will get some good and some bad in every branch. A complainer in one branch will be a complainer in another.

    Join the Coast Guard because:
    #1 Close-knit group
    #2 Its the Navy without the 1/4 ratio of pricks
    #3 Your deployments are about the equivalent of Army leave
    #4 Military Service just as impressive on your resume
    #5 Its gotta say something when even the rafts have 240s/.50 cals on them ;)


    I second that; any Marine quickly realizes how much the Marines and the CG support each other in training activities and in the field.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    What are the 5 branches of the military?

    • US Navy
    • US Army
    • US Marine Corps (which is a department of the Navy)
    • US Air Force
    • Coast Guard
    There are 7 uniformed services, the above plus:
    • Public Health Service
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  18. Oct 30, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    Well said! I guess its times like these that all the service-wide studying pays off :p

    Marines... as well as any service, you all have my respect for what you do everyday, and I honestly would go in a heartbeat with you guys overseas, but thats not so much in the job description.
     
  19. Oct 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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  20. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    I served a three year tour at Fleet Training Group Pearl Harbor. It was one of the best tours of my career. I found the US Navy to be a dedicated, well trained and highly professional armed force. But be advised: the Navy's job is to fight AT SEA, so don't think you're gonna' be spending a lot of time at home with your family.
     
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